Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 311 fan, Oct 20, 2000.
I know most, but not all. So how many?
Well, 1-9 individual strings (I've seen) and then 8, 12, and up to nine in double string and higher, like twelve sting guitar. A 4 could be 8 or 12 or 16, a 5 sting could be 10, 15, ect. It's pretty much exponential. So anywhere from 1- 27 if a nine string bass had 3 of the little "secondary" stings like the 4 sting bass that has twelve ergo big-small-small, from the F# down. That's my knowledge, but there may be less/more made that I don't know about.
I've seen tripled 6 strings, 18 strings total, and Jonas Hellborg has one with 10 individual strings, although he reportedly doesn't play it anymore.
Of course he doesn't! How could anyone? I bet even John Turner would feel a bit awkward...
hehehhe I like those Chapman Sticks.. are they Considered basses? or what... or just stick with TONS AND TONS of strings, like those 12 string Chapman Sticks!! !!
Any number you want tuned to your own preference.
Rule No. 1 - There are no rules.
I heard there are 30 string basses, out there.... but not sure People makes some weird looking basses!!!
John Turner: Thinking about getting 21 strings? (7x3) hehe
shoot, i always feel a bit awkward - nothing new there .
i've tried 15's before, 5 strings x3, and while i liked the sound a lot, i don't think i would feel very comfortable playing them. the sound WAS cool though, which is why i am getting many of my basses refitted with rmc synth pickups, so that i can use the vg8 in conjunction with the regular magnetics and get the sound without all the strings .
AH!!!! so your 7 string sounds like a 21, but its a 7! I getcha.. Go for the record 11 string John Turner!!! !!!!
Tuning would be what...
Oh, he USED to play it, but he got out of all of that shredder virtuoso stuff and plays mostly Acoustic Bass Guitar now.